During the consultation meeting, the members of Azimut Holding shareholders' pact have announced changes to the management team, replacing the previous CEO.
Paolo Martini, currently responsible for the distribution business in Italy as well as Azimut Libera Impresa SGR, will also hold the position of global head of Marketing. Martini, in Azimut since 2007, has about 20 years of experience in the Asset Management, Marketing and commercial sector, and from 2017 is in charge of Azimut Libera Impresa SGR, the Group's platform focused on alternative investments.
Andrea Aliberti, currently responsible for AZ Fund Management in Luxembourg, will hold the position of head of Asset Management Italy. Aliberti, in Azimut since 1998, has lead the strong growth of the Luxembourg AM company while also managing directly some funds.
Massimo Guiati, currently head of the Asia-Pacific region, will hold the position of global head of Distribution, based in Hong Kong. Guiati, in Azimut since 2008, has 22 years of experience in Investment Banking, Asset and Wealth Management between London, Frankfurt, Milan and Hong Kong, and has led the Group's expansion in the Far East and Australian region, where Azimut is one of the leading independent players.
Giorgio Medda, currently based in Dubai and responsible for the Group's operations in Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, will hold the role of global head of Asset Management, relocating to Luxembourg. Medda, in Azimut since 2007, has 21 years of experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management and contributed to the launch of one of the first Italian-domiciled Hedge Funds (Aliseo). He successfully developed the Group's significant presence in the MENAT region.
Claudio Basso, currently responsible for the multimanager team at AZ Fund Management, will hold the position of Head of Asset Management for Luxembourg and Ireland. Basso, in Azimut since 2006, has been one of the founders of Azimut multimanager team, developing strong skills in fund selection, asset allocation and risk control, as well as on emerging markets.
Alessandro Zambotti, currently head of Administration and Finance, is confirmed in such role with enlarged responsibilities at global scale. He, in Azimut since 2014, has 12 years of experience in the finance sector, holding positions of increasing responsibility in Azimut within the Group Administration and Finance division, as well as within the "Big 4", both in Italy and Luxembourg.
Gabriele Blei, currently head of international operations and Business Development, will be global head of Azimut Group, with particular attention to external relations (including the financial community). Blei, in Azimut since 2008, has over 15 years of experience in the Brokerage and Asset Management sector, and since the beginning has coordinated the international expansion of the Group, bringing it to operate in 18 countries through 4 continents, with over 750 colleagues around the world.